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Ijen Crater, Banyuwangi

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Adventure up an active (but quiet) volcano to see Ijen Crater. Take in the volcanic landscape as part of a tour, or travel independently in a rented jeep. The sulfur lake represents the main attraction of the otherworldly scenery, with its turquoise color and steam plumes. A spot for hikers to aim for, the crater attracts walkers, geologists, and photographers from all over the world who are drawn to the sheer topography of the environment and the mysterious aesthetics of its primary feature. Arrange to visit Ijen Crater and other attractions in Banyuwangi using our Banyuwangi vacation route planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Got up at 0100am to hike to the crater to see the famous blue flames. They are really amazing, but it was hard to imagine what to expect when coming here. The trip down into the crater is pretty steep...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Too touristy even on weekdays. Getting down crater too long time due to rush hence couldn't see blue flame up close. Trek is challenging as given my poor fitness level took approx 2 hrs reaching down ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    It's a long trek to see the blue flames. Started from the hotel at midnight for an hour's ride to the entrance. Started our trek at 1.30am and reached the crater in one and an half hour. You have to o...  more »

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A number of accommodations in Banyuwangi cluster in the heart of town as well as close to the nearby national parks. Plenty of clean, basic rooms serve as a budget-friendly jumping-off point for outdoor adventures. In the midrange, good value hotels offer air-conditioning and television. Beware that you will likely encounter touts looking to take you to their preferred destination, and it's up to you whether you want to play along.
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